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Re: Icky Sticky Gooey Yucky Poster Restoration

You can use a Crepe Rubber Cement Pickup (looks like a crepe eraser) to
lift off the "sticky gooey residue".  It is available from Dick Blick
Art Materials;  1-800-621-8293;  catalog number 587900;  $0.99 each.
Where the substrait remains I would use ethanol to remove the carrier,
followed by cleaning the sticky residue with the crepe eraser.  (As
always, use proper precautions when using ethanol.)  Hope this helps.

> ----------
> From:         Ron Koster[SMTP:psymon@xxxxxxxx]
> Reply To:     Book_Arts-L: On the web at
> http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey
> Sent:         Friday, May 22, 1998 9:21 AM
> To:   BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:      Icky Sticky Gooey Yucky Poster Restoration
> I realize this is somewhat off-topic, but I wouldn't know who else to
> ask,
> and I know there's a lot of you out there with experience in
> restoration.
> I have an old poster that's somewhat collectible, however it was
> apparently
> put up somewhere with tape and stuff. Most of the tape is gone now
> (although there's still a few pieces stuck to it), but where tape once
> was
> it's all sticky and stuff.
> So, I have two questions: (1) is there any way to remove the tape
> that's
> still there without tearing the paper; and (2) is there any way to get
> rid
> of the stickiness that is there from where the tape used to be?
> I haven't had a chemistry set since I was a little kid, so I don't
> have
> access to all kinds of weird things, but I was hoping that there might
> be
> some simple and easy, "do-it-yourself-at-home" way to fix this up as
> much
> as possible without, of course, making matters even worse.
> Thanks *very* much to any and all help or suggestions you might be
> able to
> provide.
> Ron :)
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